Voice on the radio serves as valuable insurance

The spotter's No. 1 responsibility of looking out for the safety of his driver sounds pretty simple, but as one long-time spotter puts it, "There's a right way and a wrong way to do it."

Updated: June 29, 2007, 2:12 AM ET
By Ellen Siska | Special to ESPN.com

While invisible to the public eye, NASCAR spotters are very much in the public "ear" because thousands of race fans listen in on scanner traffic both at the track and online at home. They work high above the racetrack, far from the fast-paced action on pit road. But a spotter is as important to a driver as any other member of the team because of the spotter's primary role as a safety device for the driver.

According to NASCAR historians, two-way radios were used in racing as far back as ...

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